Information on practical arrangements
Statistics Finland (Tilastokeskus, in Finnish), 2nd floor
From airport to city centre
Helsinki-Vantaa airport is located some 20 kilometres north of Helsinki. A frequent bus service called Finnair Citybus operates between Helsinki-Vantaa Airport and Finnair City Terminal beside the central railway station. The fare (payable to driver) is EURO 5,20 (price in year 2006) and the drive takes around 35 minutes. Taxis are also available. A regular private taxi ride to the city costs EURO 30-35. The Airport Taxis (which take a group of persons heading in the same direction) are slightly cheaper. Taxi drivers accept major credit cards and do not expect tips. Bus and taxi stands are situated directly outside the Arrivals Hall
From city centre to Statistics Finland
Statistics Finland is situated about 4 kilometres to the north-east from the main Helsinki railway station. The cost of a taxi from the city centre to our office is EURO 10 - 18.
If you decide to use public transportation the easiest way to reach our office is to take a metro line to Vuosaari/Mellunmäki from the metro stations of "Railway station" or "Kaisaniemi" both located quite close to Arthur hotel. Statistics Finland is situated right next to the station "Kalasatama - Fiskhamnen" It takes ca 7 minutes time and a single ticket costs EURO 2,20.
Also you can take a bus number 68 from the square outside the main railway station (the Railway Station Square).
Please see further information
Statistics Finland has booked a quota for hotel rooms at the hotel at the Hotel Arthur. The reservation has been made under the reservation code "Register seminar". If you decide to use these hotel please confirm your reservation with the hotel direct by 19 April 2007 at the latest. Please note there will be held one big conference at same time in Helsinki so it may be difficult to find accommodation at that time in the hotels.
Please remember to mention the code "Register seminar" when booking your accommodation. These special price is only available when using the quotas under the reservation code and between the 19th and the 23th of May 2007. We are sorry but the Arthur hotel is sold out (add. April 19, 2007)
A reception will be hosted by Statistics Finland on Monday evening, 21 May at Statistics Finland, Työpajankatu 13, Helsinki
Meals during the conference
Breakfast is included in the room rate at the hotel. Statistics Finland will provide morning and afternoon coffee. Lunch will be serving at the restaurant of Statistics Finland at the price of EUR 8.
Equipment at the conference
The conference room is equipped with a desktop PC linked to a data projection system as well as with a standard overhead projector. If you need any other special equipment, please contact the host organiser by e-mail at email@example.com
The PCs currently run Windows XP with PowerPoint 2003 and Internet Explorer 6. You can also bring with you a USB memory stick or a floppy disk.
There is no wireless LAN at Statistics Finland for using own laptops, so two computers will be available for participants for their checking e-mail messages.
Information about passport and visa requirements for entry into Finland can be found on the Website of the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs: http://formin.finland.fi/english -> Services -> Foreign nationals arriving in Finland -> Foreign Nationals requiring a Visa -> Who needs a Visa -> Visa requirement in the Schengen area and travel documents accepted by Finland.
The average day temperature of May is about + 15 C in the southern Finland.
Tap water is safe to drink in Finland.
Credit cards are widely accepted in Finland. There are many cash machines (OTTO in Finnish) where you can withdraw out money with your credit card.
Tipping is not customary in Finland. Service charges are included in prices.
If you have any question on the programme or practical arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact Statistics Finland by e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org (practical arrangements)
Finland and Helsinki
Last updated 15.5.2007